In the Pink!

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 I’ve got one more post from our trip to the tulip festival this year.

Meanwhile at this old house we are busy busy getting ready for Easter.

 Today is Maundy Thursday—the Thursday before Easter. Christians around the world and across many denominations take time on this day to remember the Last Supper, when Jesus and his disciples dined together for the last time before his death.

The word “Maundy” comes from the Latin word for commandment (mandatum), which Jesus talked about when he told his disciples that he was leaving them “a new commandment,” that they “love one another.”

As a reminder of this commandment, some churches hold foot washing ceremonies on the Thursday of Holy Week. If you’ve never been a part of a foot washing ceremony, it’s an incredibly humbling activity—one can imagine how difficult it would have been for the disciples to allow Jesus to humble himself in this way.

ht: Bible Gateway

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

11 thoughts on “In the Pink!

  1. I am glad that you have another post on this trip. I spend a fair amount of time wandering through virtual fields of tulips at this time of year…usually in The Netherlands. Now I know that they have nothing on Washington State. Again, Katie is the prettiest tulip there! Could her shirt be a closer match to those pink tulips?! I don’t think so. Happy Easter preparations!

  2. Such pretty tulip fields. Katie’s shirt matches so perfectly with the flowers. What a lovely time of year in Washington.
    Easter blessings to you and yours Ellen.

  3. I’m pretty sure the church I grew up in has done the foot washing ceremonies in the past. Not sure what they do now. I never participated, but you’re right…just to even witness it is pretty humbling.

    The pink tulips are my favorite!!! I would just roll around in them like new money!!!!!!! 🙂

  4. Ah, to think that God Himself would bend to serve and wash men’s feet! And then, “How much more ought you to wash one another’s feet?” The Lord, our servant and our example.

    Beautiful fields of pink tulips, with your own beauty there in the midst!

    (Thank you for the birthday greetings to my Bekah!)

  5. Pingback: Tulip Trail in THE QUILTER (April/May 2014) | Ivory Spring

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